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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby rickf » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:07 pm

You may want to reweld those posts that the winch is going to be mounted on and use a LOT more heat! If the winch pulls to the side they will probably come right off.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby 06boblee » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:22 pm

My welding skills are not great. But they are just standoffs- the winch will be bolted with hi strength bolts. I am toying with some gussets on the outer sides of the standoffs. My little welder works well with 1/4" plate but I couldn't do well with this stuff. The winch is a 12000 lb Warn winch from a late model Power Wagon- so the Dodge markings.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby rickf » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:44 am

If you are using a MIG then you are going to need 160-180 amp with .035 wire or you could get by with 160 amp if you went with flux core wire and DC - or "straight polarity". The other option is to use 100% Co2 in your MIG for more penetration. Just some ideas, I would hate to see those standoffs break off and then break the aluminum housing on the winch. The gussets are a good idea but you will still need more welding heat.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby 06boblee » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:01 am

rickf wrote:If you are using a MIG then you are going to need 160-180 amp with .035 wire or you could get by with 160 amp if you went with flux core wire and DC - or "straight polarity". The other option is to use 100% Co2 in your MIG for more penetration. Just some ideas, I would hate to see those standoffs break off and then break the aluminum housing on the winch. The gussets are a good idea but you will still need more welding heat.

Thanks for the advice- my welder is 135 amps, so I'm taking it to a professional!
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby rickf » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:15 am

Good choice, That is too nice of a winch to chance it.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby TFadda » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 pm

Nice winch as stated before. Make sure you add a fairlead to the bumper, keep the cable from causing problems. This winch has the plug in remote, I suggest you add a momentary switch in the dash to operate it from in the cab, but put a separate power switch to the winch so if the winch switch is bumped by accident it does not function until the power is turned on. They work well when you are doing this without outside help.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby 06boblee » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:00 am

TFadda wrote:Nice winch as stated before. Make sure you add a fairlead to the bumper, keep the cable from causing problems. This winch has the plug in remote, I suggest you add a momentary switch in the dash to operate it from in the cab, but put a separate power switch to the winch so if the winch switch is bumped by accident it does not function until the power is turned on. They work well when you are doing this without outside help.

I have the fairlead apart- painting the frame OD! I owned the original Dodge that the winch came from (when I traded it in I asked if I could keep the winch, the salesman said "sure"). I have had winches on all of my trucks.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby rickf » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:46 am

You must have really traded UP! That winch adds a lot of value to a used truck.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby 06boblee » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:01 pm

rickf wrote:You may want to reweld those posts that the winch is going to be mounted on and use a LOT more heat! If the winch pulls to the side they will probably come right off.

Back from the welder- now to repaint.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby just me » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:31 am

That looks more workmanlike!
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby rickf » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:12 am

NOW were talkin'!
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby 06boblee » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:45 pm

Got it in! Better pics tomorrow.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby 06boblee » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:04 pm

A couple of daytime pics.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby R1830 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:25 am

That looks really sharp. Nice work.
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Re: My WOW is becoming a W/eW

Postby W_A_Watson_II » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:11 am

Very well done.
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